Found in western ghats, on forested hill slopes. Bright yellow flowers are borne among mauve-purple bracts. Flowers sometimes appear before leaves.
Food plant of grass demon skipper butterfly
The small almond shaped tubers are boiled and eaten.
Flowers between June & September
This pic was shot by Sunand, during the KMA summer camp for children at Muthodi in April 2005.
Should get the pics of the yellow flowers.
Material: BNHS Common Indian Wild Flowers by Issac Kehimkar